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A Treaty Is Reached to Ban Nuclear Arms. Now Comes the Hard Part.

A Treaty Is Reached to Ban Nuclear Arms. Now Comes the Hard Part.

For the first time in the seven-decade effort to avert a nuclear war, a global treaty has been negotiated that proponents say would, if successful, lead to the destruction of all nuclear weapons and forever prohibit their use. Negotiators representing...

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Donald Trump Has His Finger on the Nuclear Button. Maybe We Should Do Something About That <p style='font size:14px'>By By Mark Hertsgaard</p>

Donald Trump Has His Finger on the Nuclear Button. Maybe We Should Do Something About That

By By Mark Hertsgaard

We need to get Donald Trump’s finger off the nuclear button. This is not a partisan plea. It is not a call to lower America’s guard against potential nuclear attacks. It is an appeal to common sense in the face of a president whose volatile...

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It’s time to admit Ronald Reagan was right about missile defense

It’s time to admit Ronald Reagan was right about missile defense

Several decades ago, President Ronald Reagan advocated building an intercontinental missile defense system that would shield the United States from a first-strike missile attack by an enemy. Likened to shooting down a bullet with another bullet,...

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Presidents have too much power over U.S. nukes. Especially President Trump. <p style='font size:14px'>By Bruce Blair</p>

Presidents have too much power over U.S. nukes. Especially President Trump.

By Bruce Blair

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently dampened their threats to unleash nuclear “fire and fury,” but they remain on a collision course. With his bluster that North Korea will never be allowed to field a missile capable...

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The president would probably never order the use of nuclear weapons

The president would probably never order the use of nuclear weapons

In his years piloting the presidential nuclear command aircraft during the peak of the Cold War, Barry Walrath began to notice a pattern. The specially modified Boeing 747, known to the Air Force as an E-4B Nightwatch plane, was one of the...

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The nuclear football is a lot like a Denny’s menu

The nuclear football is a lot like a Denny’s menu

Following President Donald Trump’s speech in Arizona on Tuesday, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on CNN voiced concerns...

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Stanislav Petrov, ‘The Man Who Saved The World,’ Dies At 77

Stanislav Petrov, ‘The Man Who Saved The World,’ Dies At 77

Stanislav Petrov was a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Union’s Air Defense Forces, and his job was to monitor his country’s satellite...

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The debate over the Iran deal is utterly perplexing <p style='font size:14px'>By Adam J. Szubin </p>

The debate over the Iran deal is utterly perplexing

By Adam J. Szubin

As one of the architects of a 10-year sanctions campaign against Iran under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and the Treasury Department...

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A REAGAN VISION OP-ED

A review of Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours That Ended the Cold War

By Nathan Pyles, Editor of the TheReaganVision.org

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Ken Adelman’s, Reagan at Reykjavik, adds to the growing body of literature covering the hastily arranged 1986 U.S. and Soviet Union summit held in Reykjavik, Iceland. No superpower summit since the 1945 Yalta Conference has retained as much interest as Reykjavik, and justifiably so.

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10 Reasons Why a Nuclear Weapons-Free World is Now Possible

Reason 1: Introduction

This ten part series, Our Nuclear-Free Opportunity, will explore the top 10 reasons why a world free of nuclear weapons is not only achievable ...

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Reason 2: Interdependence of Global Economies and Financial Systems

Several years ago I was in Shanghai during China’s National Day. Most of the central city was closed to traffic because of expectations ...

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Reason 3: Free Global Communications and Social Networking

Free instant global communication is more than just a convenience or a cost savings. It is a sledgehammer to our cultural and national ...

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Reason 4: Man's moral evolution-two steps forward, one step back

In the introduction to her most recent book, Moral Clarity, Susan Neiman paraphrases Immanuel Kant – “Truth tells us how the world is; Morality ...

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Reason 5: Poor ROI from Nuclear Weapons Spending

The world is not, never has been, and never will be - in a static state. The North Korea Memorial Day nuclear explosion ...

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Reason 6: The Fallacy of Deterrence in a Proliferated World

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer understands the limitations of a nuclear deterrence policy in a highly proliferated world. In a 2002 Weekly Standard article ...

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Reason 7: Building off of Past Arms Control Successes

There is no shortage of skeptics who question if nuclear weapons can ever be fully eliminated. Since nuclear weapon technology has already been ...

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Reason 8: Thank You Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev

President Barack Obama’s April speech in Prague where he proposed eliminating nuclear weapons would not have been possible was it not for the leadership ...

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Reason 9: Simultaneous Alignment of All the Stakeholders

It is said that timing is everything. Throughout the tense days of the Reykjavik Summit in October of 1986 if President Reagan’s and Secretary General ...

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